Kampala: Democratic Party (DP) has revealed that UK MP Dr. Paul Williams who recently urged president Museveni to step down, Raila Odinga, and Martin Schulz are set to grace party’s reunion that is slated for May 23 at Makerere University.
Speaking at DP headquarters, Party president Norbert Mao said they contacted them both on phone and other means of communication and they are expected to witness the re-union as the controversial DP leaders return to their party.
Other dignitaries include Hassan Omar of Kenya, Nelson Chemisa who replaced Morgan Tsvangirai as the president for movement for change, Fikile Mbalula a South African politician, Martin Schulz the chief campaigner of Angela Merkel the chancellor Germany in the recent elections among other political orators.
“This isn’t a reunion to fight anyone, it’s a reunion to fight for what we need, and it’s our right. It’s not an end to itself, there’s a purpose in the reunion, this is the suitable time for us to work together, join forces and rid ourselves of selfish leadership, combining all your resources and forces to get better leadership in the this country, ” He said.
According if someone wants to build a bridge, he must work on both sides of the river, that’s the only way to build a bridge. I want to thank those who have been building from the other side because the bridge has met in the middle of the river.
He has lauded UYD leaders for the spirit of give and take that has buttressed this, DP is ready to lead Uganda, that’s the most important message we want to give, “Everyone has a direction to the struggle, DP doesn’t want to be in opposition, it was designed to govern this country,” he said.
“DP is the most credible party in terms of party building, it focuses on building people and eventually people build the party, unlike some parties that want to build themselves that’s the why DP has the most vibrant, resilient and educated leadership cadres, everybody wants to fish from DP because that’s where the best are,” he noted.
Mao who apologized to the young people for the bad examples said every Uganda young democrat (UYD) including Kasule Lumumba, NRM secretary for treasury Florence Namayanja were all invited to return home.
This re-union comes at a time when the party has lost various credible and influential leaders such as Mayor Erias Lukwago, Betty Nambooze, Samuel Lubega Mukaku, and Mike Mabikke over ideological differences which has resulted into the formation of cocoons such as Bad DP, Solidarity, and truth and justice forum among other groups.